We were thinking of that old They Might Be Giants song when we got this e-mail from the Vail Symposium and the Eagle Valley Alliance For Sustainability (jointly known as the VSEVAFS) about their Build a Better Bird House competition. Personally, we Town Talk staffers are two left thumbs (is that a valid cliche?) when it comes to hammers and stuff, but we know lots of people out there in Town Talk Land are good at this kind of thing, so heres the deal:This is part of the 2008 Healthy Homes Tour & Fair, which is Aug. 16 at Nottingham Park in Avon. Theres a kids category and an adult category and, of course, the goal is to build a cool birdhouse. Sounds pretty cool, and plus you can win two nights at the Sky Hotel in some place called Aspen, as well as dinner at Balata and Larkspur and other stuff for kids. For more skinny, check out http://www.vailsyposium.org where you can see the rules, download an entry form and all that.We have a couple of ideas for cool birdhouses:The Beer Birdhouse: Perfect for a hot summer day — whenever a bird goes in the hole, a cold beer pops out of the top to reward you for building the birdhouse.The Bird Mindbender Birdhouse: When birds land on the little perch thing in front, their minds are controlled so that they are now your slave birds. They will carry things for you (must be under 6 oz.), chirp and sing (or be quiet) when you ask, and deliver worms for your fishing trips.Alien Birdhouse: Energy field inside birdhouse turns birds into weird aliens perfect for whacky home movies.MILLIONS OF TOWN TALK READERS: What the hell? Whats the technology behind any of that?How do we know? As we said, they are just ideas. Its up to YOU to figger it out!Well, its probably another beautiful day out there, so get crackin on the birdhouse, go for a bike ride, climb a mountain or sit in a dark room watching old Japanese monster movies. Its a free country.We out.